I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner and a Certified Professional Counselor. I have worked in the field of individual, marriage and family counseling for 34 years. I have worked with couples who were hostile, severely abusive and/or dangerous towards each other. I utilized communication, conflict resolution and problem solving skills to help them. I have a Masters Degree in Psychology, a second Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, and specialized training in Marriage and Family Therapy. I began my formal career as a mediator in 2005 by taking Basic Mediationtraining. I have also taken Advanced Basic Mediation; Family Mediation; Advanced Family Mediation;Advanced Federal Practice Mediation, Specialized Alternative Dispute Resolution (SADR) mediation;Domestic Violence Prevention; Child Support Calculation and numerous other training workshops. I am an approved mediator under the Nebraska Parenting Act and (SADR) mediations. I have supervised apprentice mediators at The Mediation Center. I have experience coaching basic mediation training class practice sessions. I have coached the UNL College of Law mediation classes. I have served as a judge for the American Bar Association student Client Counseling Competition at UNL. I have well over 75 hours of mediation experience and thousands of hours of conflict resolution and problem solving experience with couples. I have done civil, employer/employee, Employment First, and Small Claims Court mediations. I am a Contract Mediator with The Mediation Center in Lincoln. Additionally, I conduct mediation out of my Private Practice here in Lincoln where I have daytime, evening and weekend appointment availability.